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Shirtmaking and the 'sweated trades'

The quintessential 'sweated trade', sources on early 20th century shirtmaking have now been added to our ongoing digitisation project on 'The Sweated Trades: Working life in the early 20th century'.

The digitised sources include information about pay, working conditions and the effects of the First World War, including protests over women's wartime 'invasion' of cutting rooms and a string of strikes.

Photograph of textile workers in a factory, early 20th century

Thu 30 Jan 2020, 12:56 | Tags: Digitisation